TRAFFIX is a cooperative public service designed to promote and implement transportation alternatives. Staff reports to an advisory board comprised of representatives from each of the area’s transportation planning groups: Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO); Hampton Roads Transit (HRT); the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT); the Federal Highway Administration (FHA); the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT); and the localities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. TRAFFIX staff are employees of HRT. The program has its own funding source.
TRAFFIX was established in 1995. Staff works with area employers to develop and implement transportation programs for their employees, assists in the development of dedicated park & ride lots such as the Park & Sail location in Portsmouth, and obtained funding to establish express bus service to Naval Station Norfolk, Smithfield and Williamsburg.
To assist in the continued efforts to decrease traffic congestion in southeastern Virginia by reducing the number of Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOV’s) commuting to work by encouraging the usage of HOV lanes through ridesharing and by encouraging the usage of alternatives to driving such as public transportation, teleworking, biking and walking.
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